Two Foundational Questions
At Issachar Fund, our purpose is philosophical in the ancient sense of the term: our programming pursues knowledge and seeks wisdom, in order to better understand how to live our lives in community with others. Our two Foundational Questions bear this in mind. Knowing, the focus of our first question, informs living, the focus of our second question. Likewise, who we are and how we live will inform both the questions we ask and the answers we find. Through our two Foundational Questions, Issachar Fund supports learning that moves beyond amassing information and toward enriching communities of faith and the flourishing of our society.
Issachar Fund is legally organized as a private operating foundation. This means that most of our projects are initiated by our staff, in conversation with our partner organizations. However, we also do some traditional grant-making for strategic projects consistent with our mission and priorities. The process for applicants begins with a Letter of Inquiry.
Issachar Fund’s mission has evolved over time, yet our DNA remains constant. We encourage collaboration, innovation and learning across the boundaries of discipline, nationality, and religion. Our programs and projects prioritize the sharing of relevant information and the building of networks that benefit each other and the communities in which we live.